Romance

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Updated January 26, 2024
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Thank you for listening : a novel
Whelan, Julia
From the author of My Oxford Year, Julia Whelan's uplifting novel tells the story of a former actress turned successful audiobook narrator--who has lost sight of her dreams after a tragic accident--and her journey of self-discovery, love, and acceptance when she agrees to narrate one last romance...
Author Julia Whelan is an audiobook narrator, and she narrates the audiobook version. Carrie recommends listening to this one!
The flatshare
O'Leary, Beth
What if your roommate is your soul mate? A joyful, quirky romantic comedy, Beth O'Leary'sThe Flatshareis a feel-good novel about finding love in the most unexpected of ways. Tiffy and Leon share an apartment. Tiffy and Leon have never met. ...

The audiobook version is voiced by two different narrators and is worth a listen.

To all the boys I've loved before
Han, Jenny.
To All the Boys I've Loved Before is now a major motion picture on Netflix and the inspiration for the spin-off series XO, Kitty--now streaming on Netflix! A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021) Lara Jean's love life gets complicated in this New York...
The ex hex
Sterling, Erin
THE TIKTOK SENSATION! The Ex Hex is a spellbinding rom-com with a twist, think Practical Magic in Gilmore Girls' Stars Hollow . . . 'A spooky romantic comedy treat that had me sighing at one page,...
Sorry, Bro
Voskuni, Taleen
From new best friend to girl of her dreams . . .When Nar's boyfriend gets down on one knee and proposes to her in front of a room full of drunk strangers in a San Francisco bar, she realises it's time to find someone who shares her idea of romance.Enter her mother who wants Nar to settle down with a...
The hookup plan
Rochon, Farrah
'With smoking hot chemistry, next to no angst, and a friend group that is literally squad goals, Rochon has written another winner' - The Dating Playbook is one of Vulture's Best Romances of 2021! If you love Helen Hoang, Abby Jimenez and Talia Hibbert, you...
A dash of salt and pepper
Jackson, Kosoko
One of Amazon's Best Romances of December A December LibraryReads Pick Sometimes two cooks in the kitchen are better than one in this swoony romantic comedy from the author of I'm So (Not) Over You. Xavier Reynolds is doing less than stellar. He just got...
The salt grows heavy
Khaw, Cassandra
From USA Today bestselling author Cassandra Khaw comes a razor-sharp and bewitching fairytale of discovering the darkness in the world, and the darkness within oneself. You may think you know how the fairytale goes: a mermaid comes to...
Mistakes were made : a novel
Wilsner, Meryl
The good news: she likes someone. The bad news: it's her best friend's mum. From the critically acclaimed author of Something To Talk About comes a sharp and sexy rom-com about a college senior who accidentally hooks up with her best friend's mom.
Once upon a broken heart
Garber, Stephanie
Make a wish . . . 'An unputdownable fairy tale' Kerri Maniscalco, New York Times bestselling author of Kingdom of the Wicked From the #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the Caraval series, the first book...
Looking for Alaska
Green, John
The award-winning, genre-defining debut from John Green, the #1 bestselling author of The Anthropocene Reviewed and The Fault in Our StarsWinner of the Michael L. Printz Award * A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist * A New York Times...
The bookshop of second chances : a novel
Fraser, Jackie
A woman desperate to turn a new page heads to the Scottish coast and finds herself locked in a battle of wills with an infuriatingly aloof bookseller in this utterly heartwarming debut, perfect for readers of Evvie Drake Starts Over. "Humor and charm abound. . . . [This] love...
Royal holiday
Guillory, Jasmine
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Proposal and a "rising star in the romance genre" (Entertainment Weekly) comes a dazzling novel about a spontaneous holiday vacation that turns into an unforgettable romance. Vivian Forest has been out of the...
Serpent & dove
Mahurin, Shelby
New York Times Bestseller * Indiebound Bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of 2019 * B&N's YA Book Club Pick "A brilliant debut, full of everything I love: a sparkling and fully realized heroine, an intricate and deadly system of magic, and a searing romance that kept me...
Book lovers
Henry, Emily
A by the book literary agent must decide if happily ever after is worth changing her whole life for in this insightful, delightful new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read and People We Meet on Vacation. Nora Stephens' life is books-...
Dark lover
Ward, J. R.
Experience the start of J.R. Ward's phenomenal #1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood series. As the world's only purebred vampire and the leader of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who killed his parents centuries...
The summer I turned pretty
Han, Jenny
Now an Original Series on Prime Video! Belly has an unforgettable summer in this stunning start to the Summer I Turned Pretty series from the New York Times bestselling author of To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Jenny Han. Some summers are just...
Heartstopper. Volume 1
Oseman, Alice
*Now an acclaimed live-action Netflix series!* *Winner of Best Book I Wish I Could Read Again For The First Time - TikTok Book Awards**Heartstopper Volumes 1-4 out now, Volume 5 coming soon.* Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in...
Check & mate
Hazelwood, Ali
In this clever and swoonworthy new novel from the New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis, life's moving pieces bring rival chess players together in a match for the heart. Mallory Greenleaf is done with chess....
Such sharp teeth
Harrison, Rachel
Rory Morris isn't thrilled to be moving back to her hometown, even if it is temporary. There are bad memories there. But her twin sister, Scarlett, is pregnant, estranged from the baby's father, and needs support. After a night out at a bar where she runs into an old almost-flame, she hits a large...
Yours Truly
Jimenez, Abby.
A novel of terrible first impressions, hilarious second chances and the joy in finding the perfect match from 'a true talent' (EMILY HENRY). Readers are absolutely loving Yours Truly! 'Literally the best book I ever read' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐...
Get a life, Chloe Brown
Hibbert, Talia
"Absolutely charming... a flawless balance of humor, heat, sweetness, and depth, and I loved every page." - Helen Hoang, USA Today bestselling author of The Bride Test USA TODAY BESTSELLER A witty, hilarious romantic comedy about a woman who's tired of being "boring"...

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